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Associate Profesor, School of Business

International finance, corporate finance, contracting and governance; international expertise in capital markets in Japan and South America

Associate Professor, Journalism

Consumer research on media habits and preferences in emerging democracies

Rice Distinguished Professor, School of Law

International trade regulation, advanced international trade regulation, Islamic law

Brown, Chris
Professor, Environmental Studies Program

Social relations in Amazonian rural development; expansion of soybean production in Amazonia; development and the Politics of Scale

Butler, James J. Jr.
Senior Scientist, Kansas Geological Survey

Well hydraulics, direct-push methods for hydrostratigraphic characterization, ground-water flow and transport in heterogeneous formations, stream-aquifer interactions, phreatophytes. Experience in China, Korea, and Japan.

Fiorentino, Robert
Associate Professor, Linguistics

Neurolinguistics, Psycholinguistics

Frederickson, H. George
Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor, Public Administration

Public administration, public administration ethics, theories of public administration, systems of multi-level governance, and American local government; experience in Korea and China

Gabriele, Alison
Associate Professor, Linguistics

Second language acquisition

Professor, Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering

Geotechnical engineering; geosynthetics; earth-retaining structures, ground improvement, pile foundations, and pavement design. Experience in China.

Associate Professor, Industrial Design

Furniture-based sculpture; Asian materials

Associate Professor, Journalism

Political communication, consumer behavior, media credibility, international communication and race and gender issues

Associate Professor, Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering
MBA Director, School of Business, Director of Applied Portfolio Management, Senior Lecturer

Decision science and finance; doing business and investing in China

Assistant Professor, Architecture

Social, cultural, and psychological dimensions in design; global heritage management and architectural preservation; nonwestern traditions in architecture and urban design (special focus on South, Southeast, and East Asian countries); Community design practices (affordable housing and post-disaster resettlement)

Associate Professor, Geology

Geography and culture, Tibetan plateau

Associate Professor, Industrial Design
Associate Professor, Journalism, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Faculty Development
Professor, Health Policy and Management, Courtesy Professor, Sociology

Comparative health care systems; health and social behavior; traditional Chinese medicine

 


New M.A. Program

The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at The University of Kansas is offering a new M.A. program in Contemporary East Asian Studies, beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year. Full-time students with prior East Asian language training will be able to complete the degree within 12 months. For more information about this M.A. program including specific requirements for admission, visit www.ceas.ku.edu/degrees, or contact Ayako Mizumura, Assistant Director of CEAS, by email (ceasma@ku.edu) or call 785-864-1478. You can also download our program flyer (PDF) Please share this information with your friends, colleagues and students! We are looking forward to hearing from you.

KU Works for Kansas: A Free Undergraduate Study Tour of Japan

CEAS conducted a Kakehashi Project-Bridge for Tomorrow study tour to Japan for 23 students from colleges and universities throughout Kansas in summer 2014. The tour, which was funded by the Japan Foundation and led by CEAS members Maggie Childs (core faculty) and Nancy Hope (staff), visited selected sites in Tokyo and Shizuoka June 23rd - July 3rd.  For more about the Project, view the video, the itinerary, or excerpts from participant reports. This fall, the Kansas students will make presentations about Japan at local elementary and secondary schools, while CEAS will host 23 students from Shizuoka University who are visiting KU in early spring as part of their Kakehashi tour of America.  

For anyone living in the Kansas City area: Are you interested in taking Chinese language classes? The Confucius Institute has posted their schedule of courses for spring.
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